Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 for Fête des Fleurs. More early closings.

Horticulture interns at Loveland Pass

One of the best experiences of my life!

August 17, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Dan Auerbach and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I have one year left at Temple University to earn my bachelor’s degree in horticulture. I was fortunate enough to receive the Propagation, Production and Seed Herbarium Maintenance Internship at Denver Botanic Gardens for the summer. I have...Learn more
Lililum lophophorum, Yunnan, Hongshan

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 2

August 15, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Chinese side of the mighty Himalayas, especially in Yunnan province, is considered a global hot spot for the world’s flora. Yunnan comprises 152,124 square miles compared to Colorado’s 104,185 square miles. The flora of Yunnan is reputed to have more than 18,000 species of plants, while...Learn more
An example of a mushroom that is commonly found in turf spaces. Image courtesy of Norman D. Davis, Bugwood.org.

Mushrooms in the Turf – Fun Guys, or Not?

August 13, 2018 | Emily Stine
After a rain, it’s not uncommon for me to see small white-capped mushrooms popping up in the turf. Many people start worrying – does it mean the grass is unhealthy? Does it mean they’re doing something wrong? Well, in reality, they’re not really bad or good. Mushrooms feed on decaying plant matter...Learn more
Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Top 10 Medicinal Plants

August 10, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Many medicinal plants are easy to grow in Colorado and have incredible healing properties. Horticulturist Blake Burger and horticulture intern Kenna Castleberry pick their top 10 to grow at home.Learn more
Androsace delavayi on Beimashan Pass

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 1

August 8, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
In 1999 I attended an international horticultural expo in Kunming, China—Denver’s Sister City. The contrast between the China I found then and the country I visited last month could not be more striking. During my recent trip I passed through four Chinese airports—all of which appeared to be brand...Learn more
High Line Canal

An Action Packed Summer of Research

August 6, 2018 | Melissa Islam
Supported by the next generation of scientists! The Research & Conservation Department is hopping this summer with one of their most intense field seasons ever. Researchers are documenting plant and fungal diversity across the state, collecting and contributing to the global genome biodiversity...Learn more
Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region book cover

"Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region" Now Available!

August 3, 2018 | Sarada Krishnan
Authored by 11 staff experts, Denver Botanic Gardens’ new publication – “Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region” – is now available! This Timber Press field guide is designed to be an easy-to-use portable photographic reference in the field. It also includes range maps for each individual plant...Learn more
Mimosa

August Walking Tour – Bizarre and Exceptional Annual Flowers

August 1, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Annual Flowers Curiosities of the Gardens August, during the "dog days" of summer, is the perfect time to view all the fantastic annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens. During this time, annual flowers are at their peak, revealing their mature height and showy blossoms. This walking tour highlights some...Learn more
Hackberry nipple gall on the underside of hackberry leaves

Oh the Gall! Strange Growths on Leaves

July 30, 2018 | Emily Stine
One of the most frequent questions I get around this time of year is “what is growing on my leaves?” while being handed a hackberry leaf with knobs on the back. These knobs are galls – abnormal growths on leaves and stems with a number of different causes, mainly insects and diseases. In the case...Learn more
Lavender

Medicinal Plants Virtual Tour at the Gardens

July 28, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Kenna here, the medicinal plant intern at Denver Botanic Gardens. I’m excited to announce the newly publicized medicinal plants virtual tour on the Gardens Navigator website! In creating this virtual tour, I hope to bring more awareness to medicinal plants and help dispel the reputation of "pseudo-...Learn more
100% compostable straws at the Gardens

The final (plastic) straw!

July 25, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Plastic straws are OUT! As an article in the Denver Post recently illustrated, Colorado restaurants are joining a national and even international trend to replace single-use plastic straws with either compostable and/or paper straws. The Gardens’ Offshoots Café and Hive Bistro at the York Street...Learn more
Summer Concert Series

How to Attend the Summer Concert Series Like a Pro

July 23, 2018 | Special Events
It’s the peak of summer here at our York Street location, and we are heading into the busiest weeks of the annual Summer Concert Series. Even for seasoned Denver concert-goers, there’s no venue in town quite like the Gardens. With somewhat unique restrictions on what you can bring, what you can’t...Learn more

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